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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Council Receives Trail Update


December 1, 2021

The Sidney City Council on Nov. 23 heard an update on a project designed to upgrade the trail system adjacent to East Old Post Road.

The project traces its history to a ½ percent Occupation Tax applied by Cabela's. Early this year, the Occupation Tax was defined with a balance of about $740,000. Initially, the council discussed how to use it, are there options on where to use it and what can be done with the balance.

The council recently contracted with Jason Nelke, president of Keep Sidney Beautiful (KSB) to write grants for the City in hopes of using the $700,000 toward more extensive e...

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